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England win their group in Women's World Cup

England's women booked a place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup thanks to victory over Japan in Group B.

Hope Powell's side held off some intense pressure from the Japanese before going in front when Ellen White superbly lobbed in from 22 yards.

They doubled their lead after the break when substitute Rachel Yankey took a touch and clipped in a smart finish.

In the last eight in Leverkusen at 1700 BST on Saturday England will play France, who lost 4-2 to hosts Germany.

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